TWILIGHT – Stephenie Meyers Shares Her Thoughts About New Director Chris Weitz!!!
It’s official, Chris Weitz has been chosen as the new director for New Moon. No word on whether Taylor Lautner is still in, or if they will cast a new actor for the role of Jacob. It looks like Summit Entertainment is running scared, they have fans undies all in a knot, over the crazy changes they are making, and the rush to make the sequel to Twilight.
What I really want to know is what does Stephenie Meyer think about all of this? She recently released this statement to fans.
There’s been a lot of worry and speculation on the boards lately, and I want to let you know what’s going on.
First of all, like you, I’m sad that Catherine is not continuing on with us for New Moon. I’m going to miss her, not just as a brilliant director, but also as a friend. She has such a distinct, authentic voice that did amazing things for Twilight. I’m looking forward to every movie she does in the future.
And she didn’t leave us empty handed. We still get the benefits of her amazing casting and the beautiful visual world she created. This foundation puts us in a good place for New Moon.
Summit Films is moving forward with a new director for New Moon. They’ve asked Chris Weitz, director of American Pie, About a Boy, and The Golden Compass, to join us, and I am very pleased to announce that he’s agreed to be a part of our Twilight world. I’ve had the chance to talk to Chris, and I can tell you that he is excited by the story and eager to keep the movie as close to the book as possible. He is also very aware of you, the fans, and wants to keep you all extremely happy. (Torches and pitchforks are not going to be necessary.)
I’m excited to work with Chris and I think he brings a lot to the table, not the least of which for me is that he wrote the screenplay for and directed one of my favorite movies of all time, About a Boy. I’m really looking forward to seeing his vision for New Moon.
If you haven’t signed the petition to keep Taylor Lautner as Jacob, please do. It’s your chance to let Summit Entertainment and the new director Chris Weitz, know how you feel. Plus, show Taylor some love.